Samsung Unveils Smart Watch

Put an ugly, blocky thing on your wrist


The battle for your wrists is expected to pick up Wednesday, with Samsung hosting an event in Berlin where they have revealed the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Follow the updates below for more details.

1:50 p.m.: Gear will run countless apps, including Feedly, Path, Pocket and Snapchat among others. There will be a special Gear app store for compatible applications.

The watch features a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED screen as well as gyroscope and accelerometer to follow movements.

1:48 p.m.: Gear will include S Voice, the Siri-like assistant so users can make calls, check messages or get weather forecasts through simple voice commands. As for the camera, called Memographer, sits on the outside of your wrist when wearing the watch. Mistry wears the watch on his left hand, so not sure whether there's an option for those who want to wear on their right hand. It will also translate signs or writing in another language.

1:46 p.m.: When users get a phone call, they can raise their hand to their ear like they're holding a smartphone, The speakers and microphones seem to appear on the watch band, too. "We don't need to talk in the air like those Google headsets," notes Mistry. Sure, since talking to a hand holding an imaginary phone is better.